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Notes from the Field

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: ROBERT CASTLE '20

Robert Castle '20 interned in the chambers of Judge Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York during the 2020 winter term.

I spent my winter 2020 off-term interning in the chambers of Judge Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Southern District is often regarded as one of the most influential district courts in the country given its jurisdiction over Manhattan. 

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: FLORIDA HUFF '21

Florida Huff '21 interned at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation during the 2020 summer term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This summer, I worked at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, which aims to foster development in emerging markets, promote U.S. national security priorities in key regions, and generate returns for U.S. taxpayers. My internship was specifically within the Office of External Affairs at DFC, which includes the public affairs, legislative affairs, and business development teams, although my work was mostly in public affairs. My responsibilities this summer included drafting press releases, memos, and fact sheets covering DFC’s initiatives, investment portfolio, and specific projects across the world. Another key responsibility of this internship was creating social media content, including drafting Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn posts and producing promotional videos. 

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: ANNIE FARRELL '21

Annie Farrell '21 interned for Americans for Immigrant Justice in Miami, Florida during the 2020 summer term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report. 

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: VALERIE TRUONG '21

Valerie Truong '21 interned at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) during the 2020 spring term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: MICHAEL NACHMAN '21

Michael Nachman '21 interned at the State Department during the 2020 spring term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to intern at the State Department this spring. I did the majority of the work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but had a great experience nonetheless building experience and knowledge that directly relates to my academic and professional interests. One of the most positive parts of my experience was the opportunity to engage with several specific policy topics within the office’s mandate in ways that helped me develop a degree of expertise in narrow policy areas. Rather than work on issues and policy questions that are very broad, my projects allowed me to look closely at problems I would never have had the opportunity to study in a classroom setting. For example, I now know more about Sudan’s gold supply chains than I ever thought I would.

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: MATTHEW FRATES '22

Matthew Frates '22 interned at Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) during the 2020 summer term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report. 

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: SARAH ALPERT '21

Sarah Alpert '21 interned at The Borgen Project during the 2020 summer term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report. 

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: FAVEN WOLDETATYOS '20

Faven Woldetatyos '20 interned at The Borgen Project during the 2020 summer term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: RAAM TAMBE '21

Raam Tambe '21 interned at Swing Left during the 2020 summer term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: MICHAEL CLEARY '21

Michael Cleary '21 interned at the International Literacy and Development during the 2020 summer term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

Over the summer, I was an intern with International Literacy and Development, a medium-sized Texas-based nonprofit focused on economic and literacy development in a range of low-income countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. My path to that role began years ago, when I first began to take some classes at Dartmouth focused on languages and on economic development. For my final off-term as a Dartmouth student, I applied to ILAD, hoping to get some real-world experience within the field of economic development.

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